Computer Lab

University Student Union


Across from the East Conference Center, adjacent to the Oasis Wellness Center.

Phone: (818) 677-5394

Spring/Fall Hours

Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Winter/Summer Hours

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Computer Lab

Interior of the USU Computer Lab showing rows of computer workstations

The USU Computer Lab is a professional workspace that offers CSUN students computer workstations, print stations, scanners and a private Training Lab as well as a wide range of cutting-edge software programs. All students are welcome to use any available workstation to study, print 140 free pages per week or just surf the web between classes.

We’re here so you can print, study and browse or become more tech savvy by signing up for our USU Tech Tips workshops, held right here, at the Computer Lab.

Need Assistance? Our Computer Lab Technicians are ready to help you and answer any of your computer and software related questions in a productive and supportive environment.

Available Software

  • Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Animate, Dreamweaver, Audition, Bridge and more.
  • Microsoft 365, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher, Outlook, Access and more.

Additional Services at the Computer Lab

10 Scanner-Equipped Workstations

Scanner Policy: Scanner-equipped workstations are for students who need to use the scanner. If you are using a workstation with a scanner and do not need it, you will be asked to move to a different station. 

ADA Accessible Services

  • Each our five ADA accessible stations come equipped with an adjustable chair and table with 24” display.
  • Zoom Text: screen magnifier for Microsoft Windows
  • Kurzweil 3000: Reading and writing software that assists people who are blind, partially sighted or have learning disabilities such as dyslexia and attention deficit disorder.
  • Inspiration: Software that provides educational tools focused on visual thinking such as mind mapping and bubble concepts.
  • JAWS (Job Access With Speech): Screen reader program for Microsoft Windows that allows blind and visually impaired users to read the screen either with a text-to-speech output or by a refreshable Braille display.

Need assistance? Our Computer Lab Technicians are ready to help you and answer any of your computer and software related questions.

Training Lab Reservations

The Training Lab is available for reservation through University Student Union Reservations and Event Services.

Before you leave the Computer Lab, don’t forget to finalize your homework and projects with free access to paper clips, staplers, paper trimmers and hole puncher. 

Computer Lab Policies and Procedures

  • Food and open-top drinks are NOT permitted.
  • Printing is limited to twenty (20) pages per day for each student.
  • You can log on using your CSUN username and password.
  • Set mobile devices to silent/vibrate.
  • Use headphones when listening to audio.
  • Skateboards, scooters and self-balancing boards are NOT permitted. Rack locks are available to rent.
  • Computer usage is normally limited to two hours. Our 2-hour stations will extend to 4 hours on Monday to Thursday after 5 p.m. and Friday–Sunday all day. You will automatically be logged off after being idle for 15 minutes.
  • For security purposes, personal laptops CANNOT connect to data ports.
  • All Lost and Found items including data storage devices are subject to search.

The University Student Union (USU) is not responsible for any lost or stolen property, including but not limited to USBs, backpacks and textbooks. Failure to adhere to these Policies and Procedures may result in the loss of Computer Lab privileges.

Beverage Guidelines

Containers Allowed

  • Water bottles

  • Coffee drinks with snap on lids (no straws)

  • Water flasks

  • Re-usable, hard plastic cups with screw-on plastic lids and straws

Containers NOT Allowed

  • Fountain drinks with plastic lids and straws

  • Soda cans

  • Coffee drinks with plastic lids and straws

  • Coffee drinks with dome lids

  • Any cup without a lid

Help Make CSUN More Sustainable

Print Less Paper, Go Green!

Do your part to help make CSUN sustainable by printing your documents two-sided. To align with the campus-wide sustainability efforts, the Computer Lab at the USU is implementing two-sided printing with the default setting of “duplex mode” on all of its printers.

Note: One (1) two-sided page will count as two (2) pages towards your allocation of twenty (20) pages of free printing per day 

If it is a class requirement to print one-sided, you can switch back to single-sided printing as follows:

  1. Click File -> Print
  2. Click Printer Properties
  3. Select the Finishing tab on the Printer Properties window
  4. Uncheck Print on Both Sides
  5. Click OK
  6. Click Print

We appreciate your assistance in moving CSUN to a new standard of sustainability.

Computer Lab

University Student Union


Across from the East Conference Center, adjacent to the Oasis Wellness Center.

Phone: (818) 677-5394

Spring/Fall Hours

Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Winter/Summer Hours

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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